Richmond Scholars Program

Richmond Scholars Program

Richmond Scholars receive the University’s most prestigious academic merit award, equal to full tuition plus food and housing. Scholars are defined by academic achievement, engaged leadership, strong sense of purpose, and investment in a diverse and inclusive campus community.

The goals of the Richmond Scholars program are to bring engaged, high-achieving students to campus and to retain those students through strong mentorship and programming. The program values learning as part of a small, multi-disciplinary community and aims to assist future leaders as they begin to define and polish their personal and professional goals.

Congratulations to our Richmond Scholar Finalists!
All Richmond Scholar Finalists have been notified via their Spider Portal. 


No events scheduled at this time.

Scholar Activities

box of donuts and donut holes that spell "RS Study Break"
Scholars enjoyed delicious donuts and other refreshments during the Study Break right before finals week
senior Richmond Scholars sit at tables and enjoy food during senior celebration
Senior Celebration 2023
senior Richmond Scholars standing in a group in the Queally Center courtyard, doing a variety of silly and fun poses
Senior Celebration 2023
students watch another student taking a turn at axe throwing
Axe Throwing Excursion 2023
students posing in front of a balloon arch in purple lighting at Richmond Scholars Prom
Richmond Scholars Prom 2023
students and staff socializing in Scholars Lounge
Scholars take a study break before fall 2022 finals
scholars hold up Thanksgiving artwork they created
Scholars Friendsgiving 2022
students standing in a group in a pumpkin patch holding pumpkins
Pumpkin Patch 2022
students in a group in front of New York City skyline
Class of 2023 Senior Trip to NYC
two rows of students posing for a picture
Class of 2026 retreat
group of students around a table
Scholars at the 2022 Welcome Dinner
Student and staff standing in a group on Millhiser Green
OSF staff and scholars at President Hallock’s inauguration
students posing for picture in play costumes
Scholars Adi, Doro, Evelyn, and Ben star in the student-led production of Perfect Arrangement. Bravo!
students at prom posing in front of balloon arch
Scholar Prom!
students on dance floor
Dancing the night away at the Scholar Prom
staff members posing in front of a balloon arch at the scholar prom
OSF staff having fun at the Scholar Prom.
Ashley and Christian roasting s'more
First year scholars Ashley and Christian take a finals break to roast s’mores in the Scholar Lounge.
students eating at a table
Scholar Friendsgiving
students watching a movie
Scholars enjoy Movie Night with pizza and Captain Jack Sparrow. 
group of students with pumpkins
Richmond Scholars have fun carving pumpkins at the Hanover Vegetable Farm.
group of students in front of Chicago buildings
Class of 2022 Senior Trip to Chicago
group of students in costumes at play
First-year scholars Adi, Doro, Sanjna, and Ben in UR’s production of Scapino. Bravo!
group of students posing formally
Class of 2024 retreat in downtown Richmond, VA
group of students posing formally
Class of 2025 retreat in downtown Richmond, VA
group of students posing casually
Class of 2025 retreat .... take 2!
piles of scholar sweatshirts on a table
Richmond Scholar swag!
group of students
Scholars get to know President and Tina Hallock at the Welcome Dinner.
group of students
Scholars and Dr. Knouse enjoy each other’s company at the Welcome Dinner.